Healthy Coconut Frozen Chocolate Bites2014-03-23
- Servings : 6
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 0m
- Ready In : 20m
This recipe doesn’t need much of an introduction.. these ‘home made healthy chocolate bites’ taste AMAZING and they are SO EASY to make!! They require just 2 main ingredients (plus an extra 2 for added *amazingness*) and are ready in just 15 minutes.. no baking or cooking required!
One of the main ingredients is coconut oil. There’s a lot of exciting new research about coconut oil, however always make sure to buy virgin coconut oil and NOT hydrogenated coconut oil, which contains trans fats (the worst type of fat for our health). Coconut oil is rich in a type of saturated fat known as “medium chain triglycerides,” which may be healthier than the types of saturated fat found in butter, meat, and dairy.
I personally use coconut oil instead of butter in baking and in oriental stir-fry dishes which are cooked at high temperatures. I still use olive oil for salad dressings.
Watch the video above for how to make.. and do let me know if you make them too!
Nutritional stats provided are based on making 6 ‘chocolate bites’ using 3 tbsp coconut oil, 3 tbsp ground almonds, 1 tbsp sweetener & banana slices.. if you swap the ground almonds for PPB/PB2 they will be 78 Kcal, 7.4g fat, 2.4g carbs and 1.3g protein each.
- 3 tbsp coconut oil* (melted)
- 3 tbsp ground almonds or PPB**
- 1 tbsp stevia/granulated sweetener***
- Optional - cocoa****
- Fruit - sliced banana/frozen berries
*You can buy coconut oil from some supermarkets or online e.g. from MuscleFood - use the code NIC5 for 5% off!
**You can get ground almonds from the baking section in supermarkets and you can read more about Powdered Peanut Butter (PPB) in my PPB review! If you have a nut allergy than you could use ground flaxseeds or protein powder instead.
***Read more about sweeteners [here].
****If using cocoa swap 1 tbsp of the ground almonds/PPB for 1 tbsp cocoa.
From left to right: Made with PPB, Ground Almonds (which taste like white chocolate!) & Extra Cocoa.
Mix together the melted coconut oil, ground almonds/PPB and stevia (plus optional cocoa)
Pour into ice-cube trays* (not all the way to the top)
Place in a banana slice or frozen berry into each of the 'chocolates'
Freeze until the coconut mix is solid but banana pieces still soft (takes around 15 mins) - tip out and enjoy!
*You can get heart-shaped silicone ice cube trays from Amazon.
Images copied righted to Bazzerio.
*my sister asked if we could make them with chocolate Protein Powder instead of almonds/PPB and they worked! Each bite came in at 78 Kcal, 7.3g fat, 1g carbs & 3.3g protein! Yum!!
*Thanks for the blog post mention Georgia!
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